Nanak Sahib Sikh Festival

Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also famous as Guru Nanak Birthday, is the birthday of the foremost Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak and one of the most sanctified festivals in Sikhism.

Other than the Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other devotees of Guru Nanak's beliefs also commemorate this festival.

The festival is commonly allied for all Gurpurabs, only the hymns are diverse.

The birthday celebration typically lasts three days. Normally two days before the birthday, The reading of the Guru Granth which is the holy book of Sikhs is held at the Gurdwaras .

The day preceding the birthday, a demonstration is organised  led by the Panj Pyaras (Five Beloved Ones) where they carry the Sikh flag called the Nishan Sahib and the Palki of Guru Granth Sahib.

They head the procession carrying the Sikh flag, known as the Nishan Sahib and the Palki of  Sri Guru Granth Sahib, followed by teams of singers reciting hymns, brass bands playing special tunes, 'Gatka' teams  present their swordsmanship, and devotees resonate the chorus.

The parade runs into the streets of the town which are roofed with confetti and decorated gates for this extraordinary event. - Photos by Humayun Memon | 18 % grey

Pilgrims stand by the fire - Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims stand by the fire - Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A boy places a candle by the well - Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A boy places a candle by the well - Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Sikh pilgrims pose for the camera- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Sikh pilgrims pose for the camera- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Sikhs praying- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Sikhs praying- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
One of the buildings inside the Gurdwara complex.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
One of the buildings inside the Gurdwara complex.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A pilgrim helps a young sikh put on his turban.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A pilgrim helps a young sikh put on his turban.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Pilgrims at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Children peek into a well located the compound of the Sikh temple- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Children peek into a well located the compound of the Sikh temple- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A sword placed on a table with roses at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A sword placed on a table with roses at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Kids lighting candles near the Gurdwara.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Kids lighting candles near the Gurdwara.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A Sikh woman walking out from the Gurdwara complex.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A Sikh woman walking out from the Gurdwara complex.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A sikh pilgrim- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A sikh pilgrim- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A sikh family lighting oil lamps in remembrance of their leader.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A sikh family lighting oil lamps in remembrance of their leader.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A peacock at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A peacock at the Gurdwara- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Detail of Door.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Detail of Door.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Three pilgrims stretch out a turban in order to fold it around their head- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Three pilgrims stretch out a turban in order to fold it around their head- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A man reads form the Guru Granth Sahib.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
A man reads form the Guru Granth Sahib.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Sikh Girls in front of the gold gate.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey
Sikh Girls in front of the gold gate.- Photo by Humayun Memon | 18% grey

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